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WPIAL Class 4A breakdown: Lots of unknowns in redesigned 4A

Before they took the field against Apollo-Ridge last season, Sam Albert told his Highlands football players to enjoy the atmosphere. For those of his players ...

Belle Vernon renews golden expectations

Belle Vernon entered the 2015 season with a gold turf field and golden expectations in the Big 10 Conference. A few other programs didn't see ...

HS notebook: WPIAL to hold hearing for Robinson; Fine commits

The WPIAL has scheduled an eligibility hearing for Imani Christian transfer Kenny Robinson, one of the top City League football players the past two seasons ...

Hempfield's Ryan named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan is the first one to tell you that winning a WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA softball title was a team ...

Hempfield's Ryan named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan is the first one to tell you that winning a WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA softball title was a team ...

Forfeits force Belle Vernon softball to miss postseason

The Belle Vernon softball team won't get a chance to defend its WPIAL Class AAA title. The Leopards used an ineligible player in section victories against ...

Gorman: Belle Vernon needs an AD

Now that the defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Belle Vernon softball team has been eliminated from the playoffs following the forfeiture of three section games, ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford's Brian Hellested, Belle Vernon's Bailey Parshall

Brian Hellested School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Hellested, who is 3-0 with 1.91 ERA, threw a no-hitter with nine strikeouts ...

Trib Cup: Belle Vernon softball out to defend WPIAL title

Belle Vernon softball coach Tom Rodriguez knew defending the Leopards' WPIAL title from a year ago wouldn't be easy. With three losses in its first eight ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball season

Class AAAA Preseason top five Team (2015 record) 1. Hempfield (20-3) 2. Shaler (16-6) 3. North Allegheny (22-3) 4. Seneca Valley (15-4) 5. Baldwin (14-5) Section favorites 1. Hempfield: ...

Judge rules against Belle Vernon wrestler's request to compete

Belle Vernon wrestler Jarod Verkleeren will sit out this weekend's WPIAL section wrestling tournament after a Westmoreland County judge ruled Thursday there was no basis ...

Hearing for Belle Vernon wrestler delayed

An emergency injunction hearing to determine if a Belle Vernon High School student-athlete can qualify for a WPIAL section wrestling tournament this weekend will be ...

Hearing set for Belle Vernon wrestler

Belle Vernon's Jarod Verkleeren may still get to wrestle in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA individual tournaments, which begin Saturday. Verkleeren's attorney, James Geibig, ...

Belle Vernon wrestler seeking rule change so he can compete

All Belle Vernon junior Jarod Verkleeren wants is a chance to compete in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling tournaments. But as of Sunday, ...

Belle Vernon battles back to take 3rd at PIAA team championships

HERSHEY — Senior Hunter Ferrara and junior Billy Korber were unlikely heroes Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling championships. With a team full of ...

Belle Vernon soccer standout Chiste signs with Elon

Belle Vernon senior Tyler Chiste will continue his soccer career with one of the top college programs in the nation next season. Chiste, 18, of Rostraver ...

WPIAL champion Belle Vernon wrestlers fall in state semifinals

HERSHEY — Belle Vernon's bid to claim its first PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament came up short Friday in the semifinals at Giant Center. Bethlehem ...

Kiski Area opens PIAA tournament with dramatic comeback victory

HERSHEY — Kiski Area found itself in a deep hole Thursday during the first round of the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament. But senior Vinny ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant's Keith Kalp, Belle Vernon's Ashley Russell

Keith Kalp School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Kalp, who is averaging 9.7 points per game, scored 19 to lead Mt. ...

Belle Vernon looks to maintain run of PIAA success for WPIAL Class AAA teams 

There wasn't a big celebration after the Belle Vernon wrestling team won its first WPIAL Class AAA title Saturday at Penn Hills. That's because the ...

Belle Vernon wins WPIAL team wrestling title

This time, the Belle Vernon wrestling team wasn't going to be denied history. Belle Vernon claimed its first WPIAL Class AAA team title with two impressive ...

Top-seeded Belle Vernon chasing 1st title while Burrell goes for 10th straight

Belle Vernon's special 2015 wrestling season didn't end the way the team had planned. The Leopards were beaten in the WPIAL Class AAA finals by eventual ...

HS wrestling notebook: Belle Vernon wins 'Rock' title; WPIAL playoff clinchings

Belle Vernon wrestling coach Mike Doppelheuer purposely improved his team's schedule to prepare them for the postseason. The No. 1 ranked Leopards saved their best performance ...

Led by 6 sets of brothers, Belle Vernon wrestlers chasing 1st WPIAL, PIAA titles

After finishing the 2014-15 wrestling season as WPIAL runner-up and reaching the PIAA semifinals, Belle Vernon has raised the bar this year. Having lost only one ...


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